July 7, 2011
Eliot Spitzer was bounced from CNN's prime-time lineup on Wednesday, having spent less time as a TV host than he did as New York governor. CNN reshuffled its schedule to add a new program by former CNBC personality Erin Burnett, move Anderson Cooper's flagship newscast into the tough 8 p.m. time slot and eliminate Spitzer's "In the Arena" program. CNN has asked Spitzer about staying with the network as a commentator but no decision has been made, said Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN/US.
April 30, 2011
Larry King back on CNN In his first CNN special since stepping down from his nightly talk show, Larry King visits a Las Vegas clinic where Alzheimer's disease is studied. He is accompanied by former President Ronald Reagan's son Ron. King's special, "Unthinkable: The Alzheimer's Epidemic," airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on CNN. It features interviews with several celebrities touched by the disease, including Maria Shriver, whose father, Sargent Shriver, had it, and actor Seth Rogen.
April 19, 2003
TIM Rutten is far too kind in his coverage of CNN's lack of reporting about Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq ("CNN Will Limp Away From the Field," April 16). CNN's news chief, Eason Jordan, opted to perpetuate the deception of a dangerous, corrupt and cruel regime just to further CNN's standing in the ratings. Rather than report the truth and risk one or two lives, they sacrificed many lives ... possibly thousands. The deception they perpetuated allowed an evil regime to continue to thrive by starving, torturing and murdering their citizens.
March 13, 2005
Re "Outfoxing Fox -- Take 6" (March 6): Last year I finally had my Howard Beale "I can't take it anymore" moment and fled CNN for the Internet. Now instead of emoting windbags (they call them anchors) and stenographers embedded with the Bush administration, I actually get incisive reporting from around the world. Like the Democratic Party that's racked up electoral defeat after defeat by trying to be Republican-lite, so will CNN keep losing viewers in pursuit of being Fox-lite. If one doesn't want to watch Fox's faux news, why watch its kinder and gentler imitator?
June 26, 2013 |
The original political shout-fest is coming back. CNN said "Crossfire," which was a staple of the cable news channel for over 20 years before being canceled in 2005, will return to its schedule this fall. “Few programs in the history of CNN have had the kind of impact on political discourse that 'Crossfire' did - it was a terrific program then, and we believe the time is right to bring it back and do it again,” said CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker in a statement. “We look forward to the opportunity to host passionate conversation from all sides of the political spectrum.
April 4, 2013 |
Al Jazeera America has made its first on-air hire and tapped CNN reporter Ali Velshi to host a business show for the start-up cable network. Velshi, born in Kenya and raised in Canada, has been with CNN for a dozen years, anchoring "Your Money" and serving as the cable news network's chief business correpondent. Al Jazeera America said Velshi's half-hour will be a broad look at the U.S. economy both on business and consumers. Initially, the show will be weekly but will eventually become a daily program.